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Mountain Stream

After a day of hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Ceilidh’s feet were getting a bit tired. So we found a cool mountain stream to take our shoes off and cool the dogs. That’s how the pictures tell the story, but there was a lot of work to get them. I took these pictures at the end of September 2011 so the water was a bit too cold for me, but not Ceilidh 😉 The stream is behind a camp ground, and down a steep embankment. I used the doll dollie to get her down and back. Fortunately there was a rough path so I wasn’t fighting too many trees. I was going to have her skinny dip, but try to maneuver her around slippery rocks by myself didn’t seem like a good idea.

Afterwards I got her back to the truck, and was thinking of staying there, but the campground was filling up and I didn’t have a reservation. I also couldn’t stay at Camp’s place so Ceilidh and I found a motel. It was a good thing we did because it rained that night and the next day. At least it was a good sunset, and we had time for another shoot in the motel 🙂


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Anime Boston

Well this month I am doing something a bit different. Instead of pictures of dolls I got pictures of girls in cosplay. Camp and I went to Anime Boston to see what it was like. This was the first time either of us had been to an anime convention, and I wanted to get an idea before going to Comic-Con in San Diego. We had a great time in seeing all the different costumes, and seeing the amount of detail put in them.

Now I can’t wait for Comic-Con 2012 in July.


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Howdy folks,
This month is Dottie doing Cosplay as Meriem Cooper from the Cavewoman comic. I had been planning on doing this theme for some time so when the photo contest came up this month as “Wild Life” I finally got a round toit.

Well Camp and I started the shoot on a Wednesday night for a couple of hours, but I didn’t get back to finishing the shoot until that Saturday afternoon. I took 126 pictures in all from fifteen different poses. What took a lot of time was searching out different backgrounds and poses that Dottie could do. This actual pose (above) took about ten to fifteen minutes to move her into position, take ten pictures, while changing the light and minor adjustments to the pose. Then about a half hour to crop out the background, clean up the picture, and paste the two pictures together. I then had to repeat the Photoshop work on the rest of the pictures.

Hope you enjoy the results 🙂